Programs and Services

Safer Bar

RCC’s Safer Bar training is a bystander intervention program designed for staff at alcohol-serving establishments. These employees are in a unique position to help protect their patrons and their community; just as staff might intervene to keep a customer from driving home drunk, they can also intervene in a situation where they perceive sexual aggression in progress. RCC is committed to customizing each training to the specific needs of the bar/restaurant, including providing recommendations for best practices.


Training participants will learn how to help facilitate a culture that does not tolerate sexual violence, including:

  • How to recognize and identify signs and stages of sexual aggression.
  • Assertive communication skills for confident, neutral interactions.
  • The impact of gender socialization on individual interaction styles.
  • Targeting strategies for to intervene in the workplace and the opportunity for live, hands-on practice with trained Safer Bar facilitators.

A Safer Bar training is four hours of training and practicing in the actual work environment.


PLEASE NOTE: This training is intended to provide staff with effective tools to attempt to intervene on behalf of their customers. It is not guaranteed to reduce the incidence of sexual assault in your establishment and the implication that it does should be avoided at all costs.